Monday, May 7, 2012

Stampin' Up!'s Triple Treat Flower - Bleaching Technique

I've been under the weather this past week and just haven't felt like being in my stamp room.  I know that's hard to believe...but is't true.  All week long I have had Hand Stamped Sentiments' colors on my table with the Mojo Monday Sketch and it's still sitting there today.  I've decided to put it all away and later today take a look at this week's challenges.  I encourage you to enter a challenge this week and leave me a comment with the link to your entry.  I would love to take a look.

Today let me show you a project that my Club will be doing this month. We will be stamping and removing color with bleach.  Yes it's an old technique but many of my club members are new to stamping.  And...I remember how in awe I was the first time I applied bleach to my card stock.  Plus some of them haven't embossed yet either.  It's going to be a fun class.

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  • Stampin' Up!'s Triple Treat Flower has been a favorite this year.   It is an al a carte stamp that is being retired.  :(  If you haven't purchased it yet you might want to think about adding it to your "retiring must have list" and make sure you order it before the end of the month. 
  • The Triple Treat flower was heat embossed twice on Rose Red card stock using versa mark and black embossing powder.  You could also get the same effect using black craft ink and clear embossing powder. 
  • The first flower was then punched with the Fancy Flower Punch and put aside.  The second flower is where the bleach was used.  Using an Aqua Painter ( or you can use a tiny paint brush) I carefully applied everyday bleach to the inside petals.  Like magic it removes the color.  When dry I punched the flower with the 5 Petal Flower Punch and added it on top of the full flower with a dimensional. The 5 Petal Flower Punch is also on the retiring list but it's a keeper for me.  
  • When you work with bleach you need to test it on your card stock to see what color you end up with when the color is removed.  When I tested it on three colors of green I got a different color each time.  Old Olive turns yellow, Certainly Celery a creamy color and Lucky Limeade more of a gray. It's a fun an interesting technique.
If you live in the area (45 to 60 minutes from Jasper Ga)  and would be interested in stamping with us this month either contact me by phone, text, or email or click on my club/class tab at the top of the page for more information and to register.

My order of new catty products will be arriving tomorrow!  I am so excited to begin creating and sharing with you.  Stop back soon...I'll be here since I'm feeling better!

If you are a club member or place a $50 online order by May 31 you will receive a Free 2012-2013 Catalog.  It will ship separate from your order. 

Have a marvelous Monday!

Stamp Sets: Triple Treat Flower (122909) Retiring - order by the end of the month, Friendly Phrases (C126151) (W126149)
Ink: VersaMark (102283)
Paper:  Rose Red (102544), Lucky Limeade (122926), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools & Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch (118073), 5 Petal Flower Punch (119880) Retiring - order by the end of the month, Black Embossing Powder (109133), Aqua Painter (103954) or small paint brush,  Basic Rhinestones (119246)

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